Goldfish Aquarium Water Testing

May 4th, 2008

Testing water quality in a goldfish aquarium or pond is an essential element of routine maintenance. It provides advanced warning of problems, reassurance that problems are less likely, and elimination of possibilities when diagnosing a problem.

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The Comet Goldfish

April 27th, 2008

The comet goldfish is an ideal tank-mate for common goldfish, adding a little bit of the exotic without the drawbacks of other fancy goldfish.

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Preparing a Goldfish Pond for Winter

April 20th, 2008

Winter can be hard on a goldfish pond, and it is essential to start preparing for its onset a couple of months beforehand. Use the following checklist to ensure a goldfish pond is ready for what Winter can throw at it.

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Goldfish Fins

April 14th, 2008

Goldfish have at least 7 fins, and each of them is there for a reason. So what does each fin, or pair of fins do to help goldfish swim?

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Goldfish Diet and Nutrition

April 7th, 2008

Goldfish are natural omnivores, so a varied diet is an important factor in keeping goldfish healthy and disease free.

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Aquarium Plants

March 30th, 2008

A lush green and red underwater world for goldfish to explore, hide, rest and play can really make an aquarium stand out. The same is true for smelly rotten plants, but for totally different reasons.

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Changing the Aquarium Water

March 23rd, 2008

Toxic waste can quickly build up in an aquarium with potentially dangerous consequences for goldfish. It is important to keep the water clean and healthy with regular weekly water changes.

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Breeding Goldfish

March 19th, 2008

Breeding goldfish is not easy. Preparation should start before the onset of winter – about four months before spawning takes place in the spring – in order to bring about the optimum conditions for goldfish breeding.

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The Black Moor Goldfish

March 11th, 2008

The Black Moor is one of the most beautiful goldfish varieties. It has light wispy fins, black velvet scales, big round eyes, and a nicely proportioned body. Due to the fact it can’t swim fast, its smooth effortless movement is very relaxing to watch.

On top of all that it is relatively easy to keep and is a good goldfish to start with when moving towards fancy goldfish keeping.

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Is It A Boy or A Girl?

March 6th, 2008

It’s not easy to tell the sexes apart in goldfish. The males don’t get into fights and the females don’t have markedly different colours like a lot of other animals, so it requires a bit of care and looking closely to find out which goldfish is male and which is female.

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